OK, it's no secret that my husband and I (not to mention our adult daughters, husbands, and little grandchildren) love this place. But wait, there's more! Now Le Rendezvous has "a fabulous new chef" (see title above) who has made some delicious improvements.
We were the first guests in the door on a Tuesday evening. As usual, I ordered three appetizers for my meal, two from the "small plates" menu at $5.50 each (Grenouilles or Frog Legs, and Crab-Stuffed Shrimp) and one from the usual appetizer menu at half off (Ris de Veau or Sweetbreads). Perry and I also had the appetizer of the day, Steak Tartare. Words elude me to adequately describe the Steak Tartare. The presentation, the taste, the texture -- a delectable work of art -- my mouth waters as I type this. The Ris de Veau/Sweetbreads were the best I've had this side of New Orleans, and the Grenouilles/Frog Legs were better than the fresh ones my father and I used to harvest from the pond and fry over a campfire. My husband had the Fish of The Day, Dover Sole and Salmon, which he pronounced absolutely perfect. The Grand Marnier Souffle was, as always, "incroyable." Most of these items have been on the menu, but Chef Marcus has raised them to new heights.
And finally, the service. There is no better service than Le Rendezvous provides, especially if you're fortunate enough to have Raymond. We've watched him progress from water boy to accomplished, attentive server with a memory that never quits. If you want the very best, you'll ask for him by name. The beautiful young woman we call Marilyn Monroe, aka Kelsey, is a great addition and, of course, Daniel and Gordon round out this very professional team. And don't forget Chef Marcus!
For a wonderful evening, food and service at their best, do yourself a favor and go to Le Rendezvous. The setting is intimate, the parking is plentiful and others clearly agree with us -- the place was packed at 7pm on a Tuesday. We can't wait to come back.
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